40+ Best Data Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Data is information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making, or information in an electronic form that can be stored and used by a computer. Profoundly inspirational data quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Data Quotes

A data scientist is someone who can obtain, scrub, explore, model, and interpret data, blending hacking, statistics, and machine learning. Data scientists not only are adept at working with data, but appreciate data itself as a first-class product. Hillary Mason

Data that is loved tends to survive. Kurt Bollacker

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all. Charles Babbage

The human side of analytics is the biggest challenge to implementing big data. Paul Gibbons

Everything we do in the digital realm—from surfing the web to sending an email to conducting a credit card transaction to, yes, making a phone call—creates a data trail. And if that trail exists, chances are someone is using it—or will be soon enough. Douglas Rushkoff

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There’s a digital revolution taking place both in and out of government in favor of open-sourced data, innovation, and collaboration. Kathleen Sebelius

You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else’s mail is a felony, but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting. E.A. Bucchianeri

I think you can have a ridiculously enormous and complex data set, but if you have the right tools and methodology, then it’s not a problem. Aaron Koblin

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions than ruined by too confident security. Edmund Burke

I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians, and I’m not kidding. Hal Varian

Data are just summaries of thousands of stories–tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful. Chip and Dan Heath

It’s so cheap to store all data. It’s cheaper to keep it than to delete it. And that means people will change their behavior because they know anything they say online can be used against them in the future. Mikko Hypponen

Data scientists are involved with gathering data, massaging it into a tractable form, making it tell its story, and presenting that story to others. Mike Loukides

In (the) digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous? Al Gore

The data fabric is the next middleware. Todd Papaioannou

Most of the world will make decisions by either guessing or using their gut. They will be either lucky or wrong. Suhail Doshi

Big data will replace the need for 80% of all doctors. Vinod Khosla

Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine. Peter Sondergaard

Inspirational Data Quotes

Autodidacts—the self-taught, un-credentialed, data-passionate people—will come to play a significant role in many organizations’ data science initiatives. Neil Raden

On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves. Nate Silver

We are moving slowly into an era where big data is the starting point, not the end. Pearl Zhu

We should teach the students, as well as executives, how to conduct experiments, how to examine data, and how to use these tools to make better decisions. Dan Ariely

The world is one big data problem. Andrew McAfee

Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie. Nate Silver

Without big data, you are blind and deaf in the middle of a freeway. Geoffrey Moore

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Aaron Levenstein

Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a firehose. Mitchell Kapor

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment.’ Any test that yields valid data is a valid test. Adam Savage

If somebody tortures the data enough (open or not), it will confess anything. Paolo Magrassi

You happily give Facebook terabytes of structured data about yourself, content with the implicit tradeoff that Facebook is going to give you a social service that makes your life better. John Battelle

Every company has big data in its future, and every company will eventually be in the data business. Thomas H. Davenport

Think analytically, rigorously, and systematically about a business problem and come up with a solution that leverages the available data. Michael O’Connell

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don’t store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what’s happening, and don’t take unnecessary risks. Chris Bell

The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight. Carly Fiorina

We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software. Tim O’Reilly

Big data will spell the death of customer segmentation and force the marketer to understand each customer as an individual within 18 months or risk being left in the dust. Virginia M. Rometty

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